The much-celebrated car, which has become famous for dominating the gruelling endurance race of Le Mans in the 1960s and then brought back to the market by Ford in the early 2000s, will now be powered by an all-electric motor.
Everrati in partnership with Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation component sports cars, will bring an electrified version of the legendary GT40 to life.
Each Everrati is fitted with a custom-designed state-of-the-art electric power unit and battery system, leading to enhanced performance and a zero-emissions future. Meanwhile, Superformance offers a full line of high-performance component cars as all vehicles are built under license from trademark holders. Sold as a rolling chassis, a Superformance car can be configured with heritage or modern drivetrains.
The partnership will allow enthusiasts to drive an electric-powered GT40, with development of this first model already underway. A prototype chassis has been built and is being comprehensively adapted from ICE power to advanced electric propulsion at Everrati’s UK development centre in Upper Heyford, a former US air base in the English Cotswolds.
As with all Everrati vehicles, meticulous attention to detail is being applied to key factors such as battery location and weight distribution to maintain and enhance the character and soul of the original. Further details on this first new model from the partnership and reimagined icon will be announced in the coming months.
Justin Lunny, Founder and CEO, Everrati has explained that this partnership will allow the two companies to create many unique classics powered by battery technology in the future.
“This is the perfect partnership,” he said. “Marrying these chassis with our advanced EV powertrains and precision engineering will enhance performance while keeping the essence and soul of the original. We aim to create the best electric driver’s cars while, at the same time, future-proofing these true past masters.”